Research Associate in Offshore Wind System

University of Bath - Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Applications are invited for EPSRC/NERC-funded Post-Doctoral Research Associate, working in the WEIR Research Unit (Water, Environment and Infrastructure Resilience) in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, in order to participate in an EPSRC/NERC funded research project on offshore wind system.

This EPSRC/NERC project is a close collaboration between universities in the UK and China working together to combine and apply their expertise to different aspects of offshore wind system.  The team are joined by strong industrial advisory group from both UK and China.  This project explores the science and engineering required to design novel offshore wind system. 

The post holder will be expected to develop cutting edge numerical method that will significantly update knowledge and understanding in wave loading on offshore wind system, to assist with all the project aims, to contribute to publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and to present at national and international meetings.

You must have a good engineering or science degree or equivalent and a PhD or be close to submission of PhD, or equivalent and demonstrable experience, in a relevant discipline.

You must have experience of research relevant to marine hydrodynamics, wave-structure interaction, ocean engineering, with specialist knowledge in developing advanced numerical method for fixed and floating structures and a record of research publications. 

This is a full-time position on a fixed-term basis for up to 18 months in duration.

Application requirement: All applicants must include a cover letter and a detailed CV in your application.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Jun Zang (+44 (0) 1225 384315, email Please ensure that your application is submitted online through the University of Bath website by clicking the 'apply' button below.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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